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Maine medical lab gets $12.9M contract

Massachusetts-based Alere, a medical diagnostics company, has won a $12.9 million government contract to develop a new test for pandemic influenza at its Maine lab.

Portland gets federal funds to boost startups

Dylan Martin |

The greater Portland area has been selected as one of eight communities in the country to receive funds from a federal program that aims to help small businesses grow and create new...

MEMIC to send out record dividend checks

Portland-based worker’s compensation insurer Maine Employers’ Mutual Insurance Co. has once again reached a new record for dividend checks being sent to...

Portland developer partners with State Theatre to develop outdoor concert site

Dylan Martin |

The development of an outdoor concert venue in Portland is moving forward after a local developer signed a long-term agreement with the company that operates the State Theatre.

Portland waterfront plan faces uncertain future

A plan to transform a 10-acre Portland waterfront property into a mixed-use development could be stymied by a preservation group's bid to give the land greater protection.

L.L.Bean stitches up fitting gift for Derek Jeter

New York Yankees retiring captain Derek Jeter, who received a hero’s sendoff in his final game at Yankee Stadium Thursday and deservedly so since he hit a dramatic game-winning...

Biddeford firm wins $10 million Navy contract

Oak Point Associates, a Biddeford architectural, engineering and design firm, signed a $10 million Navy contract on Wednesday to design and engineer improvements at Navy facilities along...

The week in review

The good: Portland-based Ocean Renewable Power Co. has completed a demonstration project testing...

Maine development organizations to get $1.1M

Two Maine economic development organizations will receive more than $1.1 million in federal funds to help assist local businesses and create new jobs in their regions.

Ocean Renewable Power Co. calls Alaskan pilot project a 'huge success'

James McCarthy |

Chris Sauer, president and CEO of Ocean Renewable Power Co., announced on Wednesday the successful completion of the demonstration project testing its RivGen power system in the Kvichak...